Thursday, August 6, 2009

catching up

It's appalling how bad a blogger I've been lately. My apologies. I'm going to try catch up real quick and then will hopefully get better since I'm switching to a part time schedule. Yeah! Forgive the bullets, real posts will follow.

- I'm still having a bit of a hard time with my SIL's pregnancy. Mostly I'm just jealous of how naive they are. They went with us to pick up a new umbrella stroller and bought a cute onesie on a whim. I never would have been able to do that at 14 weeks and it makes me sad.

- I went through a really bad patch with my dad. And it was something I wanted to blog out and I'm a little upset that I never got around to it. It's semi-resolved now but there are still some things rolling around my head that I might get out at some point.

- I'm moving to a 3 day a week schedule in September and I can NOT wait. I'm already getting some shit for it from my boss, which is surprising since it was her idea, but I don't care. I'm hoping it is going to help me find the right balance.

- Speaking of balance, I think whoever came up with the whole work/life balance thing should be shot. I have decided there is no such thing. So, what I've decided to do is just make sure I'm in the moment. Wherever I am, whether it be work or home, will get 100% of me. Now with work, that's sometimes a stretch. But I am getting much better about it at home. (this is also another reason I've been a bad blogger)

- And speaking of people who should be shot, whoever said "9 months on, 9 months off" deserves to be dragged out back and beaten down. Enough said on that one

- Somehow, my little Sweetness is about to turn one. I am in complete shock.

And since I still haven't started on her baby book, below is a list of some of the things she's doing that I will someday include in a baby book when I get off my fat, lazy butt. Feel free to skip it all

- took 2 unassisted steps today! I wish I could say it was towards me, but no, it was to my cell phone
- master crawler, always making a beeline for the cat or his water bowl
- cruising like crazy
- waves bye bye
- gives the bestest, most sloppiest kisses all the time. Just started kissing herself in the mirror
- is in the process of cutting her top two teeth
- has the world's sweetest, cutest giggle I've ever heard
- just developed a love for a stuffed animal, dragging her 'kanga' around wherever she goes

That's all for now. Off to catch up with you all, my reader is out of control right now

5 comments:

Jen said...

Oh, no, the water bowl, I hadn't thought about that yet.

I'm glad that you are going to a three day a week schedule! That will be nice. :)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Welcome back!

We do not have a cat but the dog is constantly getting chased these days. Poor Buddy. At least Harry sometimes throws toys for him to offset the tail pulling and not-so-gentle-petting.

I'm jealous of your upcoming three day a week schedule. I'm currently four and may have to go back to five in September. I too am having a hard time with the balance and resent every minute that I am at work these days, which is bad, since I earn most of our income. Ick.

JJ said...

Great to see your post--and dont feel bad, Im behind on all things baby-book!

And Im glad you can go to a 3 day a week schedule-its a constant battle to find a balance.

battynurse said...

Good to hear from you. I hope you enjoy the part time schedule and it goes well.

Fertilized said...

Oh your Sweetness! Yes - water bowls .. Yes... I am generally just behind at everything I do - The balance of Life is rough!

Good luck with the new schedule